in San Diego has announced a $25 million gift from Eileen and John "Jack" R. Anderson IV for construction of a medical office and ambulatory care facility in memory of the couple's son, who died of cancer in 2004.
To be named the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, the six-story, 175,000 square-foot facility will house a variety of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology, and endocrinology, as well as four cardiac catheterization labs, enabling physicians to perform certain cardiac procedures in an outpatient setting. Construction of the building on the campus is scheduled to begin in early 2013 and be completed in 2016.
Since 1985, the Andersons have helped support programs and services in cardiology, orthopedics, internal medicine, and urgent care at Scripps Clinic and . "We are extremely grateful for the long-standing philanthropic support of the Anderson family and are thrilled by this most recent contribution," said Scripps Health president and CEO Chris Van Gorder. "The John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion will serve as an integral part of the twenty-five-year master plan to rebuild Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and will help serve the community's healthcare needs well into the twenty-first century."